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Prof '''Charles Hermite''' () Royal Society of London|FRS FRSE MIAS (December 24, 1822 – January 14, 1901) was a France|French mathematician who did research on number theory, quadratic forms, invariant theory, orthogonal polynomials, elliptic functions, and algebra. Hermite polynomials, Hermite interpolation, Hermite normal form, Hermitian operators, and cubic Hermite splines are named in his honor. One of his students was Henri Poincaré. He was the first to prove that ''e (mathematical constant)|e'', the base of natural logarithms, is a transcendental number. His methods were later used by Ferdinand von Lindemann to prove that pi|π is transcendental. In a letter to Thomas Joannes Stieltjes in 1893, Hermite remarked: "I turn with terror and horror from this lamentable scourge of Weierstrass function|continuous...
Birth date{{birth date|1822|12|24|mf=y}}
Birth placeDieuze, Moselle
Death date{{Death date and age|1901|1|14|1822|12|24|mf=y}}
Death placeParis
NationalityFrench people|French
FieldMathematics
Work institutionÉcole Polytechnique
Sorbonne
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Collège Henri IV, Sorbonne
Collège Louis-le-Grand, Sorbonne
Doctoral studentsLéon Charve
Henri Padé
Mihailo Petrović
Henri Poincaré
Thomas Joannes Stieltjes|Thomas Stieltjes
Jules Tannery
Known forProof that e (mathematical constant)|e is Transcendental number|transcendental
Hermitian adjoint
Hermitian form
Hermitian function
Hermitian matrix
Hermitian metric
Hermitian operator
Hermite polynomials
Hermitian transpose
Hermitian wavelet
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